Parliament-Funkadelic

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer

Category: Performer

Inducted in: 1997

Inducted by: Prince

Nominated in: 1996   1997

First Eligible: 1996 Ceremony

Inducted Members: Jerome "Bigfoot" Brailey, George Clinton, Bootsy Collins, Raymond Davis, Ramon "Tiki" Fulwood, Glen Goins, Michael "Mickey" Hampton, Clarence "Fuzzy" Haskins, Eddie Hazel, Walter "Junie" Morrison, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson, Billy "Bass" Nelson, Garry Shider, Calvin Simon, Grady Thomas and Bernie Worrell

Snubbed Members: Tyrone "Ty" Lampkin, Ron Bykowski, Gary "Mudbone" Cooper, Fred Wesley


Inducted into Rock Hall Revisited in 1996 (ranked #108) .


Essential Albums (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3Amazon CD
Mothership Connection (1975)
Funkentelechy vs. the Placebo Syndrome (1977)

Essential Songs (?)WikipediaAmazon MP3YouTube
Maggot Brain (1973)
Give Up The Funk (Tear The Roof Off The Sucker) (1976)
Flash Light (1977)
One Nation Under a Groove (1978)
(Not Just) Knee Deep (1979)

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Maggot Brain, Maggot Brain, MAGGOT BRAIN

Posted by Gbiudhnkki on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 10:24am


Bands with more than 9 members inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Parliament-Funkadelic - 16
The Grateful Dead - 12

This is copied directly from the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame website:

Parliament-Funkadelic
Induction Year: 1997
Induction Category: Performer

Inductees: George Clinton (vocals; born July 22, 1940), Jerome “Bigfoot” Brailey (drums; born August 20, 1950), William “Bootsy” Collins (bass, vocals; born October 26, 1951), Raymond Davis (vocals; born March 29, 1940), Tiki Fulwood (drums, vocals; born May 23, 1944), Glenn Lamont Goins (vocals, guitar; born tk, died 1978), Michael Hampton (guitar; born November 15, 1956), Clarence “Fuzzy” Haskins (vocals; born June 8, 1941), Eddie Hazel (guitar, vocals; born April 10, 1950, died 1992), Walter “Junie” Morrison (keyboards, synthesizers; born tk), Cordell “Boogie” Mosson Jr. (bass; born October 16, 1952), William “Billy Bass” Nelson Jr. (bass; born January 28, 1951), Gary Shider (vocals, guitar; born July 24, 1953), Calvin “Thang” Simon (vocals; born May 22, 1942), Grady Thomas (vocals; born January 5, 1941), Bernie Worrell (keyboards, vocals, born April 19, 1944)

The Grateful Dead
Induction Year: 1994
Induction Category: Performer

Inductees: Tom Contanten (keyboards; born March 19, 1944), Jerry Garcia (guitar, vocals; born August 1, 1942, died August 9, 1995), Donna Godchaux (vocals; born August 22, 1945), Keith Godchaux (keyboards; born July 14, 1948, died July 21, 1980), Mickey Hart (drums, percussion; born September 11, 1943), Robert Hunter (lyricist; born June 23, 1941), Bill Kreutzmann (drums; born April 7, 1946), Phil Lesh (bass, vocals; born March 15, 1940), Ron “Pigpen” McKernan (keyboards, harmonica, vocals; born September 8, 1945, died March 8, 1973), Brent Mydland (keyboards, vocals; born October 21, 1952, died July 26, 1990), Bob Weir (guitar, vocals; born October 16, 1947), Vince Welnick (keyboards; born February 22, 1951, died June 2, 2006).

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 01.25.09 @ 18:43pm


When someone on here said that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the first to incorporate "hard rock" into funk and I posted "Maggot Brain" and "Super Stupid" by Funkadelic, I wonder just how many people actually listened to them...are they afraid to find out and admit that they might be wrong???? I listen to everything and look at every article that people post on here. Who knows when you might have missed something...

You're never too old to learn...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 08:04am


I must have missed that, but your right, whoever said that clealry hasn't heard "Maggot Brain." Wouldn't surprise me if you asked them who George Clinton was and they replied "Some kind of a relative to Bill?"

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 12:53pm


When someone on here said that the Red Hot Chili Peppers were the first to incorporate "hard rock" into funk and I posted "Maggot Brain" and "Super Stupid" by Funkadelic, I wonder just how many people actually listened to them...are they afraid to find out and admit that they might be wrong???? I listen to everything and look at every article that people post on here. Who knows when you might have missed something...

You're never too old to learn...!!!

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 08:04am
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Three things:

1. I stand happily corrected on Funkadelic (quite happily in regards to "Super Stupid"). It was alter on that I even found old footage in a rock doc. w/them in the early 70's that was quite good.

2. I still say yes to the Chili's - I've merely lost one extra reason why.

3. You're last statement, "you're never to old to learn", is quite true. Therefore, I ask you, why do you not heed this yourself? Countless younger rock fans have heard things in modern music which you seem to shrug off time & time again. You talk the talk; now I ask you to walk the walk.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 18:38pm


Cheesecrop...I DO walk the walk. I don't know of anyone personally who listens to as much music as I do...old and new. I think the RHCP's are a very good group, heck I've even taken the time to study the way Frusciante plays (which led me to believe I'd been there before). I think you just totally miss my point...as time goes on, the bar just gets set higher (seemingly unfairly), in music, sports, etc... If a modern day football player goes over Jim Brown's single-season best in 1959, I believe (which at the time was THE best and thought to be impossible to top), he's still got about 300 yards to go to top the best NOW. The same goes for music, and like you can't apologize for being a lot younger than me, I can't apologize for the opposite. If the music is "good", I'll be the first to give it props, no matter when it popped up. If not, I'll "shrug it off", as you say. My standards are high, no doubt, and will remain so.

The "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" should be for the best of the best. From my vantage point, something got lost in the shuffle. The whole induction process is a conundrum, and for me it's very disheartening. To me it's beyond repair. In time, I realize a different generation will be voting...but there's some artists who will still be talked about when some of those displays are gathering dust. I consider myself very fortunate to have been there when it was all fairly new, it was a great time for a young guitarist with a lot of curiosity...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 19:23pm


The "Rock & Roll Hall of Fame" should be for the best of the best. From my vantage point, something got lost in the shuffle. The whole induction process is a conundrum, and for me it's very disheartening. To me it's beyond repair. In time, I realize a different generation will be voting...but there's some artists who will still be talked about when some of those displays are gathering dust. I consider myself very fortunate to have been there when it was all fairly new, it was a great time for a young guitarist with a lot of curiosity...

Posted by Gitarzan on Sunday, 10.4.09 @ 19:23pm
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This is quite true. As I've noted before, this little club was created primarily by high echelon boomers at a time when they were feeling the pangs of losing the music to another generation of kids. The entire history of the Hall typifies this feeling, from it's choice of inductees to the voting process to the amount of inductees in any given year.

The initial excitement is felt early on, and the first 10-12 yrs are stuffed w/extra inductees. By 2000, they are beginning to lose the joy of the ceremony, as they move beyond the period from the mid-60's to the late 70's. By 2005 they are forced to confront the fact that they have hit the dawn of the 80's. I believe it is of no minor coincidence that there has been a move towards turning back the clock, what with all this repeated voting for 50's & 60's stars in recent yrs. This was their original mindset in 1986. It's only now that we're all seeing it in the flesh. It further eforces the exclusivity of the Hall as their own private club, which is what they wanted in the first place.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Monday, 10.5.09 @ 05:13am


RIP, Gary Shider

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 06.17.10 @ 13:24pm


Parliament - 9 Studio Albums
Funkadelic - 14 Studio Albums

Nominated and Inducted as Parliament-Funkadelic

Joy Division - 2 Studio Albums
New Order - 9 Studio Albums

They should be nominated and inducted as Joy Division-New Order

Posted by Roy on Sunday, 07.25.10 @ 12:04pm


RIP Catfish Collins

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Tuesday, 08.10.10 @ 21:22pm


ARTISTS WHO WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND THE NAACP HALL OF FAME IN THE SAME YEAR:

01. George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 15:52pm


ARTISTS WHO WERE INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME AND THE NAACP HALL OF FAME IN THE SAME YEAR:

01. 1997 - George Clinton (Parliament-Funkadelic)

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 11.16.10 @ 15:57pm


15 out of the 16 inductees were members of both Parliament and Funkadelic. Glenn Lamont Goins was only a member of Parliament. I wonder if his trophy read Parliament-Funkadelic or just Parliament.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 01.21.11 @ 03:40am


The Inductees

01. 1997 The (Young) Rascals
02. 1997 Parliament-Funkadelic

No confusion there, and they both just happened to get inducted in the same year. They started out as The Rascals, and then they changed their name to The Young Rascals, and they get inducted as The (Young) Rascals. This was an induction for their entire body of work, both, as The Rascals and The Young Rascals. Same thing with Parliament-Funkadelic, but different story. Two bands with the same members producing albums at the same time, but under different names. So inducting The Miracles as The Miracles would count their entire body of work in the induction, including the work produced as Smokey Robinson & The Miracles, since Smokey Robinson was a Miracle to begin with!

Posted by Roy on Tuesday, 05.10.11 @ 18:08pm


Joy Division/New Order are next!

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 01.26.12 @ 07:38am


JOINT INDUCTIONS: What Was/What Should Have Been/And What Will Be

01. 1996 - Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship
02. 1997 - The (Young) Rascals
03. 1997 - Parliament/Funkadelic
04. 2012 - The Small Faces/The Faces
05. 20?? - Joy Division/New Order
06. 20?? - Wham!/George Michael

Posted by Roy on Saturday, 01.28.12 @ 06:43am


Just so it's clear, Parliament-Funkadelic had 16 members inducted not because the joint induction brought the number up that high, but because Parliament and Funkadelic each actually had the same 16 members.

Posted by Aziz on Sunday, 03.4.12 @ 21:41pm


BANDS WITH 10 OR MORE MEMBERS INDUCTED INTO THE ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

01. Parliament-Funkadelic (16 Members Inducted in 1997)
02. The Grateful Dead (12 Members Inducted in 1994)
03. Bill Haley And The Comets (11 Members Inducted in 1987/2012)

Posted by Roy on Monday, 05.28.12 @ 21:55pm


RIP, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 22:12pm


Easily the largest band ever inducted into the RRHOF, Parliament-Funkadelic represent one of the most influential bands of the 20th Century.

Posted by Tim Kinley on Wednesday, 04.15.15 @ 12:38pm


re "15 out of the 16 inductees were members of both Parliament and Funkadelic. Glenn Lamont Goins was only a member of Parliament."

Glen Goins sang and played guitar on the two Funkadelic albums released during his tenure with the band, and he sang and played guitar on stage during Funkadelic songs. Parliament and Funkadelic were the same band.

Posted by Jay on Monday, 06.1.15 @ 03:03am


RIP Ron Ford, Age 67

http://www.app.com/story/entertainment/2015/12/31/ron-ford-prophet-parliament-funkadelic-has-died/78120578/

Posted by dmg on Thursday, 12.31.15 @ 16:04pm


I heard Bernie Worrell's cancer is getting worse. Keep the Wizard of Woo in your thoughts and prayers everybody.

Posted by Max on Saturday, 05.14.16 @ 19:04pm


RIP Bernie Worrell

Posted by Roy on Friday, 06.24.16 @ 20:24pm


Saw George and current members of the crew on the Fourth of July in St. Louis. George still really knows how to get down and funky, and he reminded us that we are 'one nation under a groove'! The show was awesome, but I had to leave halfway through. Glad I crossed off another RRHOFer off my 'seen' list.

Posted by Jason Voigt on Monday, 07.11.16 @ 23:18pm


RIP Walter "Junie" Morrison

Posted by Roy on Thursday, 02.16.17 @ 23:31pm


You made a mistake on your snubbed list, Cordell "Boogie" Mosson IS in the RRHOF. However Tawl Ross, who played on Funkadelic's first three albums as their rhythm guitarist isn't.

Posted by Zack on Monday, 02.20.17 @ 13:44pm


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